March 24th, 2011, 5:04 pm


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March 24th, 2011, 5:04 pm

looks like somebody is about to snap...;p

things that suck; posting pages you're not really proud of ;_; i have become a superperfectionist with this comic, what's with that. i keep starting and restarting pages recently. and those that i am happy with, as soon as i scan them in, suddenly they look terrible to me. i'm not sure what it is that gets lost when i scan them. anyway, that's enough moaning from me!


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March 25th, 2011, 2:32 pm

@Mimi-Evelyn: definitely D: at least my perfectionism doesn't go that far, lol! if i was going to change old pages though...i'd change every single page with a horse in it! HORSES ARE SO HARD TO DRAW.
@Granny Pix: i know right, so damn rude.
@sonjahasheart: i don't think lumi is attached to it so much as it is attached to lumi XD
@Lyco: ahh, those speech bubbles aren't very clear D: "still doesn't use a wand" is what i meant! >_< haha thank you so much though!
@Ryo: haha i hope you do come back every friday! :D
@Fang Shinobi: it's mostly the inking that bugs me when i scan them! as soon as i scan it, it suddenly looks...flat? i'm not sure! thank you so much c:
@novembertree: well i'm glad you think so! :D haha i spend ages looking through my historical costume books trying to figure out the right shape of dress to give them for the time this is set...still not very accurate lol
@SunshineMoonlight: scanning definitely does something terrible to pages! thank you :D
@neekaneeks: ohh, thank you so much <3 haha i'm never so fussed about the story as i am the art, since the writing is done way in advance of the drawing orz it's the drawing that lets it down sometimes >_<
@mr.mushroom: corsets especially! haha mostly because you have to stand real straight and i slouch so bad XD
@IamtheStrange: ;D
@Kohikki: lord only knows how they squeezed into those corsets back then! thank you, i'm glad you think so <3
@Stitchedbullet: thank you! :D update tomorrow, haha!
@bluecrow: it's after they go on my computer that i want to throw them away! XD it's definitely something to do with the digital process...aww, thank you though!
@Lucy: that's true, the word balloons are kind of off in this page, but they wouldn't sit right anywhere else >_< i actually dislike doing thumbnails a lot, i only do it for pages i'm really stuck on. i don't understand how people can do thumbnails for the entire comic beforehand! i'd get so annoyed following that XD that's just me, though, i guess it must work for them.
@jello-bomb: perhaps~ ;D
@Rzuud: <3
@ParadoxComic: awww thank you so much! i hope it gets to you safely :D i'm aiming to finish chapter 2 by may so i can sell it at the end of may >_< another 30 pages or so to go though...THE RACE IS ON.


March 24th, 2011, 5:16 pm

Worst state of affairs is when you hate your pages so much that you feel obliged to redraw the lot DX Some pages are just bitches!

Anyway, poor ol' Lumi is getting bullied. I do like Ulla a lot though, despite that ^_^

March 24th, 2011, 5:22 pm

Whoa, whoa, not cool, missy! You can't just go around changing people's clothing without their consent!
I feel for you, Lumi.

March 24th, 2011, 5:25 pm

love it, lumi in that dress = hot DAMN. ;D
but that last panel, aww poor lumi. that brooch being a big deal to ulla is interesting, as well as lumi's attachment to it.

March 24th, 2011, 6:14 pm

"Oh really Lumi, still?"
STILL WHAAAAAT STILL WHAAAAT argh I love this so much, I want to know more about this brooch and such.

Well done on continuing to crank out such lovely pages, and yes, THEY ARE lovely, despite your worries about perfectionism. Just try to enjoy it, says I ^_^

March 24th, 2011, 6:50 pm


Oh god, I need to read this comic EVERY Friday! ^^ You're REALLY good with this comic, it's addicting. But now I'm more interested in that brooch...

March 24th, 2011, 8:13 pm

I know what you mean. When I have scan something, it looks way different. I'm not all too sure why that is, but it might have to with the sudden change in medium. My usual problem is, I could've sworn my drawing looked okay, but when scanned, it looks all unbalanced (I actually have major problems with balance lol).

Anyway, your pages are lovely.

And poor Lumi doesn't get to prepare herself for her first encounter with the corset. Not the best first impressions for that dang device lol.

March 24th, 2011, 10:51 pm

Posting pages you're not proud of is a TERRIBLE feeling. ;m;

But these are so gorgeous. D: I really love the outfits, as you know. =v= God, so inspiring.

March 25th, 2011, 9:03 am

'Cause wands are for losers B)
The new pages look great to me!By the way all of my pages look less good on the pc screen! :)

March 25th, 2011, 11:22 am

I adore this comic

I absolutely adore your work and this comic in a whole. I think you're amazing and I can't wait to own a copy. I know what it's like to see pieces of your work that you're not proud of, but I think the quality you give is a par above so many others. Just remember your excellence doesn't just come from art, but also the way you tell an amazingly delightful and engaging story.

March 25th, 2011, 4:39 pm

Oh gawd D: poor Lumi! tight clothes are like... hell, so uncomfy >__<

March 26th, 2011, 8:07 pm

"i don't think lumi is attached to it so much as it is attached to lumi"
OH. I see.

March 27th, 2011, 7:57 pm

Poor Lumi, her face in the last panel... she seems really stressed or embarrassed... like she's holding something in. Sad maybe? I really like her new outfit, even if it is a bit tight.

Even if you're not proud of these episodes, I think they are fantastic.<3

March 27th, 2011, 8:32 pm

Just started reading this today and I gotta say; BEAUTIFUL. ;3; Can't wait to read more. :D

March 28th, 2011, 3:31 pm

Don't know about you, but i usually feel like throwing away my pages right after having inked them... and it's not a matter of perfectionism... digitalize raster images usually do a ihis part in the worsening process, but i really can't see what you find that worng in your pages: they are beatifully composed, clean, and usually quite dinamic too!

March 28th, 2011, 5:45 pm

I know how that is... I often feel the same way with my comics, but I think it helps to make sure to do plenty of thumbnails until everything looks acceptable, and then when it comes to the actual finished page, it's good to redo whatever doesn't cut it when it's still in the pencil stage. After inking, I try to work with what I've got, and touch up things with white ink or on the computer if necessary.

Anyways, your pages look fantastic! The only problem I would have with it is the placement of the word balloons for the right reading order, and the rest looks gorgeous, as usual!

March 29th, 2011, 8:09 pm

Ooh, oncoming exposition about the brooch?? Her new dress is adorable! (As was the old one, obvs)

March 30th, 2011, 10:55 am

March 30th, 2011, 11:20 am

Huzzah just bought myself the Hemlock book!

Can't wait to get it!

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